Rubio, Love are throwbacks with ambitious plans for Wolves

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 14, 2014 - 10:53 PM

This story ran prior to the Wolves' 2013-14 season opener in October

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roberth999Oct. 29, 13 8:50 PM

OK...I've bought in...OK rest of NBA...Bring it!

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snoozecruise1Oct. 29, 13 9:26 PM

Ricky is going to show the league that he is an adequate if not good shooter this year.He will make two or three drives a game and hit a decent percentage of three's. (Remember, he plays exceptionally hard and stellar defense, and that alone drops his shooting percentage at least five points from what it would be if he played just ordinary defense.) As for Love, his jump hook is superb, and I hope he doesn't just settle for three's. I have confidence that he will pass to the open man rather than try to force something. If he gets back on D and digs in, look out! BALL MOVEMENT and TEAM DEFENSE could result in 50 wins. Although I'm not going to buy tickets to games (out of my financial league and against my personal ethics), I am upping my recliner game by switching from regular root beer to premium root beer this season. May cost me more than one dollar per RB! (Only two per game, though.) Living large! Go, Wolves!

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lizardbrainOct. 29, 1310:03 PM

Before the start of last season I had the the most optimism I've had since the KG era, then the injuries struck. I really like the fact that we are very under-hype and questionable this year, it will make it that much better when we surprise everybody. Bring it!

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applejeffOct. 29, 1310:35 PM

Ugh!It is sooo hard to get excited, even with the roster improvements, after two straight seasons of horrible injuries. 28 minutes together on the court last year? That blew me away. Dang, I wish I was local to the Twin Cities so I could see some games. I can't see paying for the NBA League Pass at $200 for the year.

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hjlazniOct. 30, 1312:39 AM

I love the Wolves but doesn't anyone know the game? The Wolves have little defense at the rim and consistently get beat by the other team's bigs. Krilenko would help out at the rim but he is now playing elsewhere. Turiaf is too short to fix this problem. Love has not proven he is a 30/20 guy after dropping a lot of bulk this summer and recovering from two breaks to his shooting hand, remember Love shot 3's last year at 29% and this year seems to desire to play the 3 spot. In such event Williams and Love could play together on the floor. With Kevin Martin, who will be the Wolves leading scorer because he shots alot, added, the Wolves now have the worst starting 2-5 spot defense in the league. With Burke and Ridnoir traded they have no point guard after Rubio. No, folks, Barea is a high scoring wing and skinny Shved has been surprisingly bad at both guard spots so far. You can't outscore everyone every night. They will have to hope Dieng, the center from Louisville develops in a hurry which appears unlikely or they trade or pick up an NBA center and point guard for the bench that another team stupidly let go.

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uknowthagodOct. 30, 13 1:01 AM

Rubio? Love? Martin for three? LET'S GO!

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trefan23Oct. 30, 13 6:52 AM

Hey Kerr. That's why we got Kmart, for that " big shot."

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joe_mnOct. 30, 13 8:44 AM

Stars? U need to actually play to be considered.

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cmssogOct. 30, 13 8:47 AM

I have two words for anyone who thinks the Wolves will ever win 50 games: Glen Taylor. The worst owner in major league sports. The Wolves will NEVER win 50 games while this guy owns the team.

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MuddyOasisOct. 30, 13 8:52 AM

cmssog...the Wolves have multiple seasons where they have won 50 games and Taylor was the owner. So your never comment is in error.

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